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Apr 15, 2017. - Apr 1, 2018.

A New Deal Near Here

Depression-Era Photography from the Chrysler Museum

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John Vachon, Men Eating at Salvation Army, Newport News, Virginia. Gelatin silver print (photograph) taken in March 1941, and printed in 1984. Click any image to enlarge.

Explore how the people of Hampton Roads endured and overcame the economic and everyday trials of America's 1930s and 1940s through a new focus exhibition of photographs from the Chrysler Museum of Art's rich holdings of historical images.

A New Deal Near Here: Depression-Era Photography from the Chrysler Museumfeatures 46 photographs that examine this critical period in our region's history and ask visitors to consider how Hampton Roads has transformed and how it remains the same.

The exhibition will be on view weekends at the Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 E. Freemason St., beginning April 15, 2017. Admission is free.

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John Vachon
Mother and Children from North Carolina Farm. They Came to Norfolk, Virginia so Husband and Older Sons Could Get Employment in Defense Industries

Gelatin silver print (photograph)
Taken March 1941
Printed 1984

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Jack Delano
In the New Home of a Group of Florida Migrants Just Arrived at Onley, Virginia

Gelatin silver print (photograph)
Taken July 1940
Printed 1984

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Jack Delano
Migratory Agricultural Worker Waiting at the Little Creek End of the Norfolk-Cape Charles Ferry

Gelatin silver print (photograph)
Taken July 1940
Printed 1984